Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Et tu, Tawang?

Another one bites the dust
News from Arunachal

Wellll, it seems Nepal, or the Nepalese Autonomous Region of China, is not the only Chinese "client state" toeing the line from Beijing, when it comes to permitting Tibetan protests.

This just in from

Authorities of (the Indian state) Arunachal Pradesh, bordering China, have declared the state 'sensitive' and 'a risky place' to hold any pro-Tibetan demonstrations.

Thanks Gods someone isn't taking it lying down.

"We are proud to be Indians, and the government should protect the interest of the people who have been living under the constant fear of a Chinese incursion. The 1962 Chinese aggression in which the People's Liberation Army came down to occupy Indian territory beyond Tawang and Bomdila in West Kameng district should not be allowed again," Padma Shri award-winning monk Thupten Phuntsok said.

"The people of Tawang and Tibet have a strong bond of religion and culture, and the government should also permit peaceful demonstrations in protest against the scores of Tibetans killed, tortured and maimed in Tibet by China," he added.

MLA Tsona Rinpocha from Tawang district said the policy of successive governments towards protection of the Sino-Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh had been 'weak'.

This isn't just the usual paranoia, folks:

He cited the razing of a Buddha statue and occupation of seven kilometres of local grazing grounds in Samdurang Valley by China since 1986 to drive home his point.

No comments: